“I’m sure he [Anthony Martial] can come back even better,” Erik ten Hag said after Friday’s 4-1 win over Melbourne Victory.
“I think when he has the right focus and the right motivation and he works hard he will have production because he is a good player.
“I say when he has the right focus and every day delivers much then he will have production and it’s up to him.”
Martial has scored two goals in as many pre-season games so far. This is a welcome improvement after an underwhelming season where he was loaned to Sevilla.
The Manchester United forward could be up for a big role next term, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future uncertain and not many options to lead the line.